The Advertising Industry is Responsible

Interviewer: Ponderosa Pine! How did you get that name? Environmental Activist: I gave it to myself in 1972. I had moved back to California from New Mexico where I became really fond of that tree and then I learned it is the most susceptible of California trees to smog and […] Read more »

In My Opinion…

Vedanta is a Hindu philosophy and practice whose goal is self-realization. In this conversation, Mark asks a woman in India about the best place to study Vedanta. Read more »

Kirsten from Tasmania

[audio:kirsten.mp3] Download audio file (kirsten.mp3) at Jonathon Ah Kit Mark: So Kirsten what part of Tasmania do you come from? Kirsten: I come from a place called Launceston in the north of the state. It is the second biggest city in Tasmania. Mark: Is it on the coast? Kirsten: No, […] Read more »

Western Transvaal Conversation – Lesson Ideas

Discussions related to this conversation. Try to answer the questions below verbally in pairs or groups but first listen to the conversation at this link to get yourself in the mood. If anybody in the room has a net connection assign that person to finding the answers to the questions […] Read more »

Steve from Brooklyn – Lesson Plans

Here are some lesson plans for the Real Conversation “Steve from Brooklyn” Low Level (at this very low level they can underline words that they know as they listen because most of it they will miss) then try: What is his name? Is his name Steve? Is his name Mark? […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 31

[audio:miyako31.mp3] Download audio file (miyako31.mp3) at omno John: Hi, Yumie. I haven’t seen you for a while. Yumie: Yeah, I’ve been busy. How’s it going? John: Not bad. Not bad at all. What have you been up to? Yumie: Oh not much. Just studying. I have been studying a lot. […] Read more »

The Story of the Bhagavad-Gita

[audio:bhagavad-gita.mp3] Download audio file (bhagavad-gita.mp3) at novanglus3 Mark and Pedro and Kenni and Be are talking about the Bhagavad-Gita after dinner. Mark: Hello everybody. I am just sitting here with Pedro. We have just had dinner and we are having a glass of red wine. Pedro, you are from Chile. […] Read more »

Mosquito City

[audio:Mosquitocity.mp3] Download audio file (Mosquitocity.mp3) at markwhite Hi. My name is Ralph Mesquite. I am a biologist. I live at Ling Lodge in Brooklyn City. Ling Lodge is on Old River Road. It is a part of Mosquito City. The houses in Brooklyn do not have street numbers. They have […] Read more »